James Monroe, Our Nation’s 5th President
Today we are featuring our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe. This post is part of our U.S. Presidents 101 series. If you’ve been following along with us, you may remember one of my goals this year is to learn all the U.S. Presidents, some fun facts about each one, and to teach it all to my kids. Here are our previous presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
The facts: James Monroe served as president from 1817-1825. He was the last U.S. President from the Revolutionary War generation, the last of the “Virginia dynasty” (four of the first five presidents had been from Virginia), and the last of our Founding Fathers to serve as president.